Grilled Fruit Skewers

You can use any combination of fresh fruit to prepare this dish; just be sure the pieces are sufficiently large and firm enough to stay on the skewers. Strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe  peaches and plums are some of my favourites. Brushing them lightly with a seasoned butter mixture adds a lovely extra dimension of flavour to the fruit. The skewers can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead and refrigerated until you are ready to grill them.

Perfect for a summer party, grilled fruit is a tasty tapas-style dessert.

Perfect for a summer party, grilled fruit is a tasty tapas-style dessert.

Ingredients

16 – 24 pieces of fresh fruit, each about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in size
8 wooden skewers (use the two-pronged ones if you can find them*)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

* you can improvise by using two wooden skewers side-by-side, about 1.5 cm (1/2″) apart

Method

  • Thread two to three pieces of fruit on each skewer; place them on a plate or tray as you assemble them and refrigerate if not grilling within the hour.
  • When ready to grill them, preheat barbecue to 375F (medium-high heat).
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, honey or maple syrup and nutmeg.
  • Brush one side of each skewer with the butter mixture; flip the skewers over on the plate or tray and brush the other side.
  • Grill for approximately three minutes per side until fruit is just beginning to turn golden brown in places.

Serves 4.

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About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.
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